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There were countless details to enjoy as we toured the Keenland grounds. We expected a lot from the cars in the Concours, but the parking areas were also filled with eye candy like this 1935 MG PA.

The Model A Club was out in force, as were the owners of Cobras, both authentic and replica (as rare as the Cobra Daytona Coupes are, this coupe was likely a Factory Five Racing replica).

Then there's the French answer to the question of how to make a supremely utilitarian vehicle appear stylish, the Citroen 2CV. Production ran from 1948 to 1990.

Back among the Concours entries was this 1929 Ford Model A Station Wagon, themed to represent a 1930s hunting and fishing lodge vehicle. Period-correct details included fishing and camping gear and an outboard motor. This car was in Class 2 Vintage, 1925-1942.

There are undeniable arguments in favor of most of the regulations written to make us safe in our cars, but the journey through time provided by our visit to Keenland showed how much we have surrendered to achieve that safety. This handsome 1972 Lamborghini Espada is one example. No clumsy 5 MPH bumpers had been tacked on. The hood wasn't elevated so many inches above its V12 engine to allow for a struck pedestrian to bounce off without serious injury. Driver and passengers enjoyed excellent visibility though large windows. This car weighed about 400 pounds less than today's Panamera, was 11 inches shorter in height and 13 inches shorter in length.

By late morning, the heat was well on its way to a high of 93 and a heat index of 101. Like Bob and Melinda Myers, we all felt it and began to plan our trips back to Evansville.

In the end, there were a few Classes that may not have gotten the attention they deserved, but some of us have already decided to attend again next year. We know what to expect and, with the aid of the informative Concours Program, will be able to identify the cars we really want to spend time seeing. This event was first class, fun, and educational. Thanks to Ken Hold for inviting us to visit the Keenland Concours.

See all of the Award Winners and the Best Of Show on the Keenland Concours d'Elegance Website, https://keenlandconcours.com.


Attending the 2019 Keenland Concours were:
   Dale Fatland and Judy Ridings
   Mark and Pam Faris
   Phil and Dawn Green
   Curt and Emily Hamilton
   Dave Hostetter
   Jerry and Susan Jindrich
   Gary Maier and Sharon Burks-Maier
   Bob and Melinda Myers
   Scott Klueh and Linda K. Barth
   Manuel and Dee Dee Ramirez
   Mark and Cheryl Roethemeier
   Criss and Macie Yelton













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